Alchemy Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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870 Ratings
Alchemy AleAlchemy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by csiewert on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,588
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
870
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
3.76
 
 
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26
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Ratings: 870 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of firkingroovin
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkBeerinCollege
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Masonpp85
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRamie
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep gold bordering on pale amber producing 1 finger of beige, somewhat lasting, foamy head that leaves a wash & surface ring of lacing. Aroma is a mixture of caramel, apple & vegetable notes with subdued floral hop hints. Taste is thin semisweet caramel malt, apple & faint honey with a more potent hop profile than found in the nose, composed of mostly earthy floral/herbal notes baked by grapefruit & pine. Finishes peppery & bitter but clean & dry with a hint of onion that lingers into an aftertaste that is bitter & lightly astringent. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, prickly in the finish, dry & moderately chewy for the style. Well done & a nice example of the style but certainly nothing special.

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Photo of BurdockBoy
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle from Albertsons. Faint malt aroma with unremarkable malt taste. Lightly hopped with some lingering hops on the palate. Drinkable, but not memorable.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Auburn color, looks like a substantial beer, good full inch of head on it. Aroma came off uniquely hoppy, different. Smelled of c hops.

Plenty of bitterness, grapefruit, caramel, lots of it and malt giving it the appearance and heft it had. Carbonation comes through high and well placed given the heft. I mean, its a pale ale. . . that is kinda dark.

A solid option from Widmer.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a hazy darker straw body.
The aroma is nice: grainy and a little honey.
The taste is on the verge of dank grapefruit, a little malt sweetness.
The texture is crisp.
A nice pale ale.

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Photo of Briken
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frothy_80
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CTHomer
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: tropical fruit, caramel, earthiness;

T: follows the nose; balance is toward the hops up front and toward the malt near the slightly sweet finish; mild, long lasting bitterness in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; mildly dry finish, but not until well into the aftertaste;

O: I don't especially care for the moment of sweetness, but overall, this was enjoyable;

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of staubot
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle. Pale cloudy amber with a one finger head, good lacing. Lively fruity hops aroma with a alcohol citrus chasing up behind. While I smelt more hops the taste was a pleasant surprise of more malts and citrus with a hops aftertaste. Kind or reverse of the aroma. First I've seen that. Clean and thin and smooth describe the feel to me. I was surprised by this and really enjoyed drinking it. Would not hesitate to have another. Too bad I picked it up no where close to me.

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Photo of jhutt
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 870 ratings